US Squash Announces US Open
29 Sep, 2014
Drexel University to Host Prestigious Event
A full schedule of activities is available at this link.
About US SQUASH: US Squash is the national governing body and membership organization for the sport of squash in the United States. Founded in 1904 and headquartered in New York City, it is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, and also a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
US Squash’s mission is to enhance people’s health and wellbeing by increasing participation in squash, to enrich the experiences of our members of all ages, and to build awareness of the sport, valuing excellence, professionalism and fiscal responsibility.
US Squash prioritizes the growth of squash as its overall goal. US Squash’s vision is for all people to have the opportunity to enhance their health and wellbeing through the sport of squash.
To achieve its vision, US Squash focuses on four key strategic priorities:
• Growing Membership
• Building Awareness
• Increasing Participation
• Strengthening Finances
The work of US Squash touches each aspect of the sport, from urban, junior and high school squash, college squash, accredited (sanctioned) tournaments and leagues, to professional squash, coach and referee certifications, national championships and national teams.
US Squash runs and invests in programs to grow participation in the sport at every level, and manages squash tournaments throughout the United States. US Squash owns and operates the U.S. Open and North American Open as well as all other United States National Championships, and also selects and manages the U.S. National Teams that compete internationally, and maintains the official ratings and rankings system for U.S. players.
In addition to this work, US Squash provides over $30,000 annually in value-in-kind support to the urban squash and education programs run by the National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA). The Association also provides direct cash support in the form of matching grants to new programs, including urban, community, middle and high school that provide opportunities for juniors to play who otherwise would not have access to the sport.